For most of Michiana, fall means enjoying the beautiful leaves and sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes. For me, it means sweet potatoes are in season and I can eat as many as I want without judgement.
Like all great foods, sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile. You can throw them in any almost any recipe and it’ll be good, whether the dish is sweet or savory.
Plus, sweet potatoes are SO GOOD FOR YOU. They’re a great source of vitamin A (beta-carotine), vitamin C, manganese, potassium, fiber, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, biotin and a whole bunch of other vitamins and nutrients.
You should definitely try to incorporate sweet potatoes in your fall menu rotation. To help inspire you, here are 7 incredible sweet potato recipes we found — sweet and savory!
(Editor’s note: Many of these recipes are vegan or vegetarian, but you can add meat and use non-vegan ingredients if desired).
SWEET POTATO CINNAMON ROLLS
Don’t those look incredible? A great way to eat sweet potatoes (especially for picky eaters) is to make them into foods you already enjoy eating… and who doesn’t love a cinnamon roll? Get the recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen.
SWEET POTATO FAJITAS
This recipe is super simple — simply slice up a sweet potato or two into strips or cut it into cubes and add to your favorite fajita recipe. You can even just cook them alone with fajita seasoning and butter or olive oil. Yum!
SWEET POTATO PIE
Okay, so this one is a classic — but it’s a classic for a reason! If you’re tired of pumpkin pie or just want something different, this is a great option. If you want to get really sweet, throw a few marshmallows on top for the last few minutes of baking and you won’t need any whipped cream when it’s time to serve. Make this recipe from Joy The Baker.
SWEET POTATO AND GINGER LATKES
These would make a great Hanukkah dish, but you can also make them anytime you want and they’ll still be delicious. The sweet potatoes really shine here with the help of the ginger. Get the recipe from Meal Makeover Moms.
SWEET POTATO MARSHMALLOW CASSEROLE
This is how my mom always makes sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving, even though she never ate them. It’s gooey, it’s sticky, it’s sweet and it’s covered in marshmallows. What could be better? Serious Eats has a fantastic recipe you should try.
SWEET POTATO FRIES
These are way better than regular french fries. Plus you can toss them in salt OR a cinnamon-sugar mixture and it’ll be delicious either way. Dig into this recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
SWEET POTATO HUMMUS
Two words for this recipe: game changer. If you love hummus, this particular hummus is pretty incredible. It’s rich and creamy but still healthy. Like sweet potato fries, you can enjoy it sweet or savory. This easy recipe is from The Full Helping.